St. George's Orthodox Church
Diocese of the South
Edenton, NC
/ Clergy

Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill

Our Shepherd

Fr Benedict
 Father Benedict received his B.A. from St. John's University in Minnesota in 1969, his Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of the Mediaeval Studies in Toronto in 1975, his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1979, and his M.Div. from St. Vladimir's Seminary in 2010. He held adjunct positions at both Fordham University and New York University, and he worked for Xerox Corporation from 1983 until he retired in 2006. He was ordained to the diaconate in 2009 and to the priesthood in 2010. He does translations of liturgical texts from Greek and Slavonic, and occasionally sets them to monophonic chants. He maintains a website with Slavonic liturgical texts, and he enjoys music and reading. A former SCUBA instructor, he also engages from time to time in non-violent exercise. The priest at St George's Orthodox Church in Edenton, North Carolina, Father Benedict is Editor at St.Vladimir's Seminary Press.
The Commission

  "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you all always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:18-20 - KJV)